The Industrial Internet of the Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0 and “big data” analytics are all topics at the forefront of the industrial automation world. While they represent the future of generating increased efficiencies for plant operations, it is not where most automation organizations are focused today. The majority of automation engineers and managers face the challenge of what to do with their existing automation infrastructure to prepare for a future more digital world with new analytics, applications and increased connectivity.

This webinar, hosted by John Fryer, Senior Director of Industry Solutions for Stratus Technologies, will examine the steps that automation organizations can take to prepare for this new digital world and demonstrate how incremental investments can streamline existing operations to generate near-term savings while laying the foundation for future IIoT and Industry 4.0 applications.

You will learn about:

  • How modernizing your automation infrastructure prepares you for IIoT and Industry 4.0
  • Key considerations for upgrading your automation infrastructure
  • Best practices in realizing a modern automation infrastructure
  • The ease of updating existing applications and adding new ones
  • Real benefits you can gain today and in the future

The webinar will also touch on key technologies and strategies that are key in realizing a modern automation infrastructure including:

  • Virtualization as the underpinning for a simplified and cost-effective automation infrastructure
  • Utilizing best practices for protecting virtual environments to simplify redundancy
  • Preventing application degradation and failures that consume time and resources
  • Understanding key success factors, including the speed of recovery, protection against data loss, integration with existing environments, ease of use and optimizing TCO

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Featured Speaker

John Fryer
Senior Director Industry Solutions, Stratus Technologies

John Fryer is the Senior Director Industry Solutions at Stratus Technologies, where he is responsible for go-to-market strategies and industry initiatives across all the company’s product lines. He has over 25 years of experience with systems and software products in a variety of engineering, marketing and executive roles at successful startups and major companies, including Motorola, Emerson Network Power and Oracle. His experience includes more than 15 years working with high-availability solutions for the enterprise, automation and networking industries.